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Monday, October 26, 2015

Un-Halloween



Down the street from me, there’s a Halloween display featuring spider webs and grave stones.  It’s cute and it makes me smile, but I also shake my head because I don’t find graveyards scary at all. They’re pretty, they’re peaceful, and in some cases they remind of those we love who are gone.  Our town has three cemeteries, and I prefer one in particular because of the way it's situated overlooking a waterway we call Little Harbor.  On a foggy day last week, I went there with a specific plan to stand at the shore there to take a picture of a dock that juts out into the water from and adjoining property. I’ve photographed it before, and this time, I was hoping to get it with a background of fall color. Just as I arrived, the sun broke through though, and there was a powerboat tied up to the dock which would have ruined the shot anyway.

 Here's what I found instead.

 




11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That last shot is haunting!

mshatch said...

Yup, I like that last one, very moody.

Joanne said...

interesting perspectives

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

The last photo looks like something from an old black and white horror movie. Excellent shot!

Bish Denham said...

I'm with you about graveyards. Each of your photos captures a different aura, and evokes in me a different emotion.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I find cemeteries sad too. The ones with lots of trees seem the most peaceful, especially this time of year when the leaves come down.

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Pixel Peeper said...

Cemeteries are great for walking and taking pictures! I have one main reason I want to go back to Key West: I want to get a picture of the gravestone that says, "I told you I was sick."

Daisy said...

Nice photos. I find cemeteries to be quiet and peaceful too.

Pet said...

Beautiful you are right, and not frightening at all!

Robin said...

The first pic made me laugh.

The second was kinda sad.

The third took my breath. Wow.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love old cemeteries, too. I get lost wandering around reading stones, thinking about lives.
There is one near my new home. I walked over yesterday afternoon and found the gate locked. And then I realized it was Halloween and many cemeteries probably lock up against the vandal goons. le sigh